Rose of Hope Tournament is a record setter

This year's annual Rose of Hope Golf Tournament was a record setter. Organizers announced that the 19th annual event raised $135,000 to support cancer care and equipment in Kingston's hospitals.
 
Recently, funds raised from the Rose of Hope tournament have been used to support local women who require breast reconstruction surgery following breast cancer treatment. The funds have also purchased equipment such as ultrasounds, scopes and exam beds.


“It’s the right thing to do,” says Sherri McCullough, chair of the 2017 Rose of Hope organizing committee. “These are our women, our community members that we’re helping.”
 
One of those community members is Liz Adamson (pictured right), who joined the golfers at the tournament to tell her story about the care she received through the hospitals and shared how the generosity of everyone involved in the annual golf tournament made an impact on her life. Liz was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2016 and was a recipient of breast reconstruction surgery at KHSC.
 
“Emotionally, it’s not an easy journey, but it’s amazing to see these women helping other women,” says Adamson. “I know the benefits firsthand and I’m so thankful they are continuing to support other patients going through this.”
 
The Rose of Hope Tournament was founded by Jack McIntyre, who began the tournament in honour of his daughter Mary Jane after she lost her battle with cancer. Since its inception, Rose of Hope has raised more than $1.3 million to support cancer care in Kingston. 

Read more about KHSC's breast reconstruction program here.

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